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əˈsɪd ɪkacidic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acidicadjective

    being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)

  2. acidic, acid, acidulent, acidulousadjective

    being sour to the taste


  1. Acidicadjective

    of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid, as an acidic solution.


  1. acidicadjective

    Having a pH less than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paper red.

  2. acidicadjective

    Containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to basic.

  3. acidicadjective

    Of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid.

    an acidic solution


  1. acidic

    Acidic refers to substances with a pH level lower than 7. These substances have a high concentration of hydrogen ions and tend to be sour in taste. Acids have the ability to corrode metals, change litmus paper red, and react with bases to neutralize their properties. Examples include vinegar, lemon juice, and battery acid.

  2. acidic

    Acidic refers to a substance or solution with a pH level less than 7. It is characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus paper red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts. Acidic substances increase the concentration of hydrogen ions, H+, when dissolved in water. They can be found in various household products like vinegar and lemon juice and are prevalent in industrial and laboratory chemicals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acidicadjective

    containing a high percentage of silica; -- opposed to basic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acidic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acidic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of acidic in a Sentence

  1. Justin Wang:

    It's hard to imagine something more hostile to life than an ultra-acidic volcanic lake with frequent eruptions, the low biodiversity coupled with numerous adaptations and metabolisms in our sample suggests the lake hosts highly specialized microbes for this kind of environment.

  2. Eivind Ness-Jensen:

    So, avoid weight gain when quitting smoking, obesity, especially abdominal obesity, increases the pressure on the diaphragm and the muscles separating the esophagus from the stomach, pushing acidic stomach content into the esophagus. Tobacco smoking relaxes the muscles, facilitating reflux, and reduces the production of saliva, which helps clean the esophagus.

  3. Martin Terman:

    In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.

  4. Gordon Noble:

    We are digging in what is essentially the area that the Picts threw their rubbish but this collection of the waste products of their day-to-day lives is a treasure trove to archaeologists, what’s exciting is the level of preservation here. We’ve found animal bone which rarely survives in mainland Scotland because of the acidic soil. We are already getting really nice information about what people ate within the fort and we hope to extract a level of information we’ve not had for Pictish sites before.

  5. Patricia Kolesa:

    I believe people should be worried about the acidity of vinegar when consumed in excess, especially if they have specific conditions that require them to limit intake of acidic foods and drinks like IBS, IBD, gastritis, diverticulitis GERD, weight loss surgery, etc..

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